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15 November 2014
Survivors of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal ended their protest at Jantar Mantar last evening after assurance by the Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers of meeting their demands. Five women survivors and their supporter broke their water-less fast on the fourth day with sips of water offered by Joint Secretary AJV Prasad who came to the protest site.
On December 2nd/3rd, 2014 it will be the 30th anniversary of the world’s worst industrial disaster. Thirty years and survivors continue to struggle for their right to adequate healthcare (and medical research), economic and social rehabilitation, adequate compensation, a pollution-free environment and justice. The Indian courts have summoned The Dow Chemical Company to explain why its subsidiary, The Union Carbide Corporation, has failed to appear and face justice. Dow, too, continues to deny responsibility and refuses to appear. Let’s let Dow know that it is not above the law.
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These lists provide details for events planned by ICJB and their supporters, split up by geographic region. Also included are events related to the release of “Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain,” a feature film that focuses on the disaster. The film is being released in the US & India in November/December.
Here in North America we are seeking 30 people to fast on December 3rd for 30 hours to remember those who died 30 years ago and to bring attention to the ongoing struggle for justice in Bhopal.
Dear Supporters and Allies,
We invite you to Bhopal to participate in the 30th anniversary activities, to re-affirm our solidarity to each other, and to connect and reconnect with activists from around the world. Thirty years is a long time for a struggle to be sustained but thanks to your support, the fight for justice in Bhopal is very much alive today.
Photo – ICJB activist Sanjay Verma met with Martin Sheen at a private screening of the film
“Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain,” a film based on the events leading to December 3rd, 1984, is being released in the USA on November 7th, 2014. It stars Martin Sheen as Union Carbide CEO Warren Anderson, Kal Penn as a Bhopal resident, Mischa Barton as a journalist, and others.
प्रेस विज्ञप्ति 15 नवम्बर 2014
भोपाल में यूनियन कार्बाइड हादसे के पीड़ितों ने रसायन एवं उर्वरक मंत्री के आश्वासन के बाद कल जंतर मंतर पर अपना आन्दोलन समाप्त किया | धरना स्थल पर पहुंचे सह सचिव ए.जे.वी प्रसाद के हाथ से पानी की घूँट पीकर, पाँच गैस पीड़ित महिलाओं और उनके समर्थक ने चौथे दिन अपना निर्जला अनशन तोड़ा |
November 14, 2014, 8:20 pm
The five women survivors fasting since November 10 at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, have broken their waterless fast. The women, along with about 200 people present, have been protesting for additional compensation for the survivors of the Union Carbide gas tragedy in Bhopal on December 3, 1984, as well as a revision of figures of death and injury caused by the gas disaster in the Curative petition filed by the central government for additional compensation from Union Carbide and Dow Chemical.